Hold me; hold my heart. Hold it like a lover, softly, passionately. Hold it like a father, protectively, strongly. Hold it like a brother, laughing with me, playing along. Hold it like a best friend, secrets we only know, places we only go. And your heart? It is tucked within mine. It is held like… Continue reading Hold My Heart
I am staring a digital blank screen on my WordPress. I am not sure what I want to write about yet; I have some ideas. WordPress has become wildly popular, mainstream almost. I think of it as a platform that writers now have but fifteen years ago the closest thing you could get to publishing… Continue reading Writing as a writer-why we do it
When I grab onto something, an idea or a person I feel is suited for me, it's hard to know when to let go, even if there is a big NO in my face. Tenacity, perseverance, faith? Or is it stubbornness, blindness, and idealism? The more the idea (or shall I say ideal) is in… Continue reading When NO is in your face.
I had no idea that when I stepped out on my walking trail this morning, I would have such a visceral experience. It is Sunday morning and being in the Texas heat is something you prepare for. Armed with my phone and a water bottle, I start out on my four mile walk. What I… Continue reading Carry the Load
There is 100% forecast of rain today. The rumbling echoes of thunder and then come the drops. Slow to begin with and then a heavier, fluvial flow comes, eases off and comes again in spurts, until the rain itself has settled into its own rhythm, its own cadence. It’s a soft rain today, a rain… Continue reading 100% Forecast of Rain
Washing dishes is something I love to do.
Marmalade Heart She plucks the Seville orange, bright, joyful color of a bumpy rind, digging her fingers into its flesh. Sprays of citrus flavor the air. Heaps of curling skins fall around her as she gently supremes the white, pithy webs of encasement. Juices dripping down her hands and wrist, as… Continue reading Marmalade Heart
For those of you who went to Sunday school as a kid, do you remember the song? This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine. Did you know that the Bible says we can all be shining like stars? I read this last week! Philippians 2:14 gives the instructions of how to… Continue reading Shining like Stars
He makes me laugh! His wit and humor strikes something deep within me, jiggles my insides, and gives me insight into his intelligence- how he sees the world. I'm in as much anticipation of how he will delight my funny bone as I am how he will tickle my sexual fancy. Humor is more than… Continue reading The Virtue of Humor
No, you cannot find real Christmas joy in a gingerbread latte or a peppermint mocha. But just as many items and icons represent this important holiday, I do believe a Christmas latte shares the space. When I think of the biggest purveyor of holiday latte's, I naturally think of the nation's largest coffee house- Starbucks.… Continue reading Finding Christmas Joy in a Gingerbread Latte